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Eric Laban BLIZZARD

Regimental number2041
Place of birthForest, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressForest, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinBrother, Albert Blizzard, Forest, Tasmania
Enlistment date13 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 23 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 13 July 1916. Taken on strength, 40th Bn, 11 April 1917. Appointed Lance Corporal, 22 June 1917.
FateKilled in Action 5 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBroodseinde, Passchendaele, Belgium
Date of death5 October 1917
Age at death27
Place of burialSanctuary Wood Cemetery (Plot IV, Row K, Grave No. 4), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
132
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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